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now at 11:00, trouble at the top. a skyscraper scare in one of san francisco's busiest neighborhoods forces crews to work late into the night to get streets and buildings back open before tomorrow's rush hour commute. >> the situation has been changing by the hour. here's what we know tonight. sky 7 shows you the building in question. it's 33 tahama street. it's a new high rise apartment building under construction. >> a strut holding a platform on the 35th floor failed. causing the platform to lean at an angle. you see it here on this freeze frame from sky seven. a large pump used to pour concrete. >> 12 surrounding buildings were evacuated. you see them 234 red. the freemont street exit off the bay bridge had to be closed. in the last two hours, most of those closures were lifted. >> let's begin with lilian kim.
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>> the things are getting back to normal. >> crews spent the evening shoring up the platform that gave way this afternoon. one of the hydraulic struts failed. causing the platform to lean 15 degrees. now the high rise no longer poses a threat. >> the city inspectors as well as our partners. after their efforts of shoring this building, we are now safe. >> the initial fear was that the 30 ton concrete pump would fall off the side of the building. as well as the 1 ton concrete slab that stood adjacent to the platform. by standers took no chances. construction crews rarely call
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911, and when they do, the incident is usually a big deal. which is why they took the drastic measures they did. >> did they do the right thing stopping work when they did? >> absolutely. >> the alternative to that is they think it's not a big deal, if something goes sideways, somebody needs to be holding the bag on that. >> the pump on top of that platform will be removed tomorrow. it was scheduled for removal even before today's incident. live in san francisco, lilian kim, abc 7 news. >> thank you, lillian. >> katie udis continues our team coverage. >> she joins us with the impact the evacuation order had on hundreds of employees. >> san francisco firefighters say up to 500 people were evacuated from these nearby buildings, it's a hard number to nail down. many people just went home from work. others were stuck, having fled quickly without their keys or wallets. >> the good side is over there. >> san francisco firefighters
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escorted people back to buildings and cars. >> earlier, they had to grab what they could and leave their workplaces. >> we were in our building, would being on our computers in our office, and they came up to us and said, you have to evacuate the building, we think something's going to collapse. >> don't have my keys, my wallet, everything is inside except for my phone and my computer. >> hundreds looked upwards at a leaning wall and tilting concrete pump platform. >> i don't imagine it's going to fall, you never know, you have to be safe. >> firefighters evacuated 12 buildings, mostly businesses. there are a few condos nearby. >> safety is a concern, i understand that. as a resident i'm a little concerned about not being able to get home tonight. >> roadblocks stranded cars and snarled the commute. by 9:30 all streets reopened. crews need access to the building tomorrow morning.
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katie yudis. >> this is the first apartment in san francisco by the houston based heinz real estate firm. construction began in 2015. the building will be 178,000 square feet and include ground floor retail space. there will be 403 apartment units. leasing was set to begin this year. join us at 4:30 in the morning for more details. we're on storm watch tonight. the new form that will soak your morning commute. it's the first of a series of storms that will leave us in a wet pattern for the next several days. let's go to sandia patel, she's tracking the rain at street level with live doppler 7. >> the first drops are beginning to fall in the north bay. check out live doppler 7 right now, it's really light, but
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that's going to change. we get you into street level radar. occident occidental, bodega highway. we're going to see it intensify on our storm impact scale, this is a level one. heavy rain for the morning commute, minor flooding, not out of the question. 30 to 40 miles an hour, and large breakers along the coast. it's going to be a messy morning commute. our planner shows you downpurees if you're driving. wet and windy if you're walking, the biggest concerns with this storm is minor flooding, creeks and streams rising. low likelihood of trees and power lines going down in the river flooding. that will change as we have back to back storms coming. a look at those storms and your weekend coming right up. >> there's concern tonight for communities along coyote creek in morgan hill as officials fear
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the reservoir could spill out. the reservoir is currently 99.3% full. crews are trying to drain it before new storms arrive. >> we have a number of low lying communities that are close to coyote creek that are still in the flood plains, so there's a risk some of those areas could flood. >> the reservoir doesn't meet federal seismic standards that specify it not exceed 65% capacity. it could take up to 9 weeks to drain that reservoir to that level. >> if there were to be a magnitude 2.75 earthquake. >> a warning tonight about the water in the bay. take a look at the long strip of debris. abc 7 was first to tell you about the problem last night at 11:00. it request damage boats. experts say our recent storms are to blame. a race against the weather tonight in an effort to lower the level of lake oroville.
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with new storms approaching, repairs to two damaged spill ways continue around the clock. the water level has dropped 26 feet. the goal is 50 feet, so about halfway there, some evacuees refuse to return home, still afraid of flooding. a few who have returned found their homes burglarized. the deputies made a number of arrests. back here in the bay area, several local businesses will shut their doors tomorrow to participate in a nationwide protest. it's called a day without immigrants. katie is live in san jose with what that means. >> restaurants have committed to closing, and there's a protest planned at city hall tomorrow. all of this to make the argument that the united states needs immigrants. >> without the immigrants here, this country would be nothing. >> doris shops at this sup
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supermarket in san jose. she supports the store's decision to close all nine locations. >> i think it's a good idea for people to stay home, that way the president knows that everybody is against his opinion. >> in oakland, the owners will close all five of their stores for the first time ever. >> 13 years of business, we've not closed a single day. it should be a big impact. >> the owners say some 20 other east bay businesses have also agreed to close. >> we're doing it to stay together, stay strong. we're all immigrants here. >> a handful of bay area restaurants tweeted they'll be closed thursday. and zuni cafe added this message to the bottom of its receipts. immigrants make america great. the food and wine editor of the san francisco chronicle tweeted this picture. the day without immigrants is expected to take place in cities across the country. it comes on the heels of
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monday's rally in milwaukee, a day without latinos. in san jose, katie marzulo abc 7 news. >> coming up on abc 7 news. i'm wayne freedman in marin county, where all the traffic that used to feel four lanes on highway 37 is now squeezed into a two-lane road. they'll tell you why it's likely to continue for a while. the would-be labor secretary steps aside. tonight we're learning oprah win friday had something to do with it. could bay area bars stay open past 2:00 a.m. >> here's a look at what's coming up right after abc 7 news at 11:00. jimmy? >> thanks. we are not kidding around tonight. who makes up the fake news? do you do that yourself or is there a team of
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abuse on oprah in 1990. sources told cnn there were four firm republican no votes and up to 12 who were considering voting no. a new effort to extend last call at bars and restaurants in california. legislation announced today that would allow alcohol service as late as 4:00 a.m. some bars say it would significantly help business. the director of the nonprofit alcohol justice tells the chronicle, the bill prioritizes alcohol consumption over safety. a look at an option wayne? >> good evening, dan, it's not a good evening on highway 37. that's the highway behind me, empty, when is the last time you saw it like that. last week it was flooded.
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now it's dry. work continues to keep the floods from coming back, today we asked the question, what is it going to take to get this highway fixed? >> in the north bay, this is the runoff that looks so pretty at night. now causing so much con stra nation for thousands of commuters who use highway 37 every day. >> a situation caltrans says will last until at least february 25th. >> yeah, we have a lot of work to do out here. >> that would be an understatement from caltrans which has commissioned $8 million worth of work to get the road open and keep it that way. >> with last week's flood now drained, crews were installing a wall to keep the water out. >> you think highway 37 will close again before the end of the flooding. >> all experts agree that
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torrential rains backed up the water on this road that sunk 2 or 3 feet into the marsh below. solutions? >> raise it. >> the alternate route has become a slow parade. the chp is beginning to see signs of frustration. >> this morning, we wrote stop signs, cars going through the cones, we wrote those. >> enough to pay for the work on the highway? >> i doubt that. >> count on this, or don't count on it, actually, for a while. >> in movado, wayne freeman, abc 7 news. >> we're seeing the first signs. light rainfalling right now in the north bay. as we take you into street level radar. heading into heelsburg, windsor, and temperatures right now because of all the cloud cover, really quite comfortable.
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san jose 63 degrees, south wind contributing to the mild air, it's gusty right now in spring valley. atlas peek 35. that's what you can expect for your morning commute. it's going to be a shaky ride or a bumpy ride, make sure you hang on to the steering wheels. the camera is shaking a bit. heavy rain and wind for your morning commute. two more storms follow. it's a wet pattern through the end of next week, take a look at the next seven days. we have one every single day for the next seven days. a level one system. you can pretty much count on hanging on to the rain gear every day, you're going to need it at some point or another. the first system for tomorrow is a light system, it's a one, heavy rain expected briefly for the morning commute. minor flooding will happen, in low lying areas, where the rain on top of saturated grounds will cause problems. we're expecting those large breakers along the coast.
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the surf advisory is up until tomorrow. you can see the current rip currents up. 13 to 15 foot waves are expected. 4:00 a.m. tomorrow, you see the reds and oranges, that's the heaviest of the rain across the central portion and northern portion of our viewing area. parts of the east and south bay getting soaked. the drenching continues for the drive around 6:00 a.m. 7:00 a.m. as well, you'll notice that here, it lightens up to our north, and we are going to continue to see the rain at around 8:00 a.m., when you're getting those kids off to school. it will be slower to get to where you need to go, allow that extra time, 9:00 a.m., it eases up. it it's just scattered showers that continue through the afternoon, isolated showers winding down by about 5:00. rainfall totals with this system will be generally between half an inch and 8/10 of an inch.
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places like ben lomb an will pick up just over an inch of rain. two storms pretty much back to back. this one is not coming from the north like the one for tonight. we're going to see the next storm on friday coming in from the south. watch the trajectory. 5:00 a.m., this storm begins to spread all the way northward. by 7:00 a.m., it's pushed into the north bay. this will make for a rainy friday morning commute as well. during both these times expect gusty winds. it will turn to snow in the mountains. tomorrow 4:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., there's a risk of mudslides. in the mountains, it becomes a winter storm watch late thursday night through saturday morning, expecting up to 2 feet over the peeks. watch out if you're going up there. watch out if you're going to be here in the bay area tomorrow with the stormy conditions if you're driving, temperatures in the 50s tomorrow, tomorrow afternoon you're in the 50s, 60s, it's a cooler day with scattered showers, and even sun breaks. we have wet windy morning ahead,
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a one on our storm impact scale. another storm friday. a few showers saturday morning, you get a break saturday afternoon and evening. another system comes through sunday/monday, which is president's day. more rain and unsettled through the end of the workweek. tracking this system, can you alwa
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is this a good time or a bad time to be in the news business? >> it's a really slow time. honestly, this is what i tell people. i think there's no more important a time to be a journalist. >> that's world news tonight anchor david muir appearing on jimmy kimmel live tonight. you can catch that full interview in a few minutes. >> be sure you tune in for that. on to sports and draymond got himself in trouble? >> some words, larry. >> it does happen. he got an early start to the all-star break. how will the warriors respond.
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good evening, the warriors rarely lose two in a row, they rarely lose two in a row to the same team. facing the kings who only beat
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them a half a game ago at oracle. first quarter, throwing it down, 21 for k.d. with 40 seconds left in the half, demarcus cousins, a ridiculous shot. i don't know how he got that to go in. gets two technicals for arguing with the ref. kings on a 7-0 run sacramento with the half. warriors finally wake up javale mcgee, the one hand jam. a 28-2 run, durant with authority. we love us some cupcakes. klay thompson had 17 in the third from way out. finished with 35, getting ready for the three-point shootout. steph lobbing to mcgee, seven feet tall. carpet teach that. they go on to win
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>> joe and peter bought this team for what seemed like an absurd 450 milli$450 million ths are third in the nba. 2.6 billion. the dubs are worth six times purchase price, we'll see what happens if they win the title this year. >> the sharks and the panthers combine for 11 goals, patrick marlowe honored before the game for scoring his 500th career goal. panthers score three times in three minutes. the sharks would answer with joe thornton deflecting it up. 3-2 after one period. jagr's 1,900th career point on
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his 45th birthday. joe pavelski bats it down, then gets the lucky loss off the panther's stick. pavelski with the rebound. we're going to overtime. where the sharks have more trouble in their defense iive z. game over, drive home safely. the sharks have now dropped five of their last six. >> abc 7 sports brought to you by river rock casino. >> abc 7 news continues now online on twitter, facebook and all your (avo) this holiday... ...get the presidential treatment... ...with a special trade-in offer... ...february sixteenth through the twenty-eighth... and let enterprise car sales... flip your thinking about buying your next vehicle.

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